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DeepMind Achieves Holy Grail: An AI That Can Master Games Like Chess and Go Without Human Help

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:01

DeepMind, the London-based subsidiary of Alphabet, has created a system that can quickly master any game in the class that includes chess, Go, and Shogi, and do so without human guidance.

New Attack Could Make Website Security Captchas Obsolete

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00

Researchers have demonstrated a deep learning algorithm that could render captcha security and authentication redundant.

Researchers Demonstrate New Building Block in Quantum Computing

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a new level of control over photons encoded with quantum data.

Teachers Say There's a Disconnect in Computer Science Education

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00

Eighty-eight percent of surveyed K-12 teachers said computer science is critical for students' career success, while two in 10 said their students are not taught computer science.


Walmart Leads the Floor Scrubbing Robots?

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00

By the end of next month, Walmart will deploy floor-scrubbing robots in its stores.

2018 ACM Fellows Honored for Pivotal Achievements that Underpin the Digital Age

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 12:00

ACM has named 56 members as 2018 ACM Fellows for achievements underpinning the technologies that define the digital age.

NASA's Next Mars Rover Will Use AI to Be a Better Science Partner

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 10:27

NASA can't yet put a scientist on Mars. But in its next rover mission to the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hoping to use artificial intelligence to at least put the equivalent of a talented research assistant there.

NASA Reveals Aliens Could Have Already Visited Earth

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:26

A NASA scientist suggested that aliens may have already visited earth but evaded detection due to their appearances being vastly different from human expectations.

An Inside Look at Apple's Biggest Step Yet in Health Care

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 13:02

Captain America and Black Panther were about to defend Earth from the villain Thanos when Kevin Foley first noticed something was wrong.

Robot Reality Check: They Create Wealth--and Jobs

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:47

A new Information Technology and Innovation Foundation report says U.S. adoption of automation is lagging behind that of other countries.

UCR Researchers Uncover New Hacking Methods to Steal Personal Information

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:47

University of California, Riverside researchers in October demonstrated side-channel graphics processing unit attacks using direct and cross-computational stacks.

ORU's New Supercomputer Has the Brains to Tackle Weather Forecasting, Physics, and More

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:47

Oral Roberts University has unveiled an $850,000 supercomputer, with the goal of bolstering the institution's science, technology, engineering, and math program.

The Designer Changing the Way Aircraft Are Built

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:47

Generative design is being employed to design seatbelt brackets in cars, motorbike chassis, cabin partitions in passenger aircraft, and other everyday industrial components.

Overcoming AI Bias with AI Fairness

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:37

New tools aim to remove unconscious and other types of bias from algorithms.

More Than an Auto-Pilot, AI Charts Its Course in Aviation

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:59

Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones.

The 'Camera That Saved Hubble' Turns 25

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:35

Twenty-five years ago this week, NASA held its collective breath as seven astronauts on space shuttle Endeavour caught up with the Hubble Space Telescope 353 miles (568 kilometers) above Earth. Their mission: to fix a devastating flaw in the telescope's primary mirror.

Smartphone Camera Replicates Physical Objects for Virtual Reality

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

A new technique allows physical objects to be replicated for the augmented and virtual reality space using any digital camera with a flash.

Inside Sellafield's Death Zone With the Nuclear Clean-Up Robots

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

The defunct Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria in the U.K. is a toxic environment that must be cleaned up by robots.

OK, Computer: How Much Is My House Worth?

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

Computer algorithm-based valuations could replace appraisers.

Searching an Artificial Bee Colony for Real-World Results

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:00

Researchers in Japan have proposed a scale-free mechanism to guide an artificial bee colony algorithm's exploration process.